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Serving Shots From a Close Distance to the GK

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on good stance, quick reactions and holding the ball.

Start with a keeper and a server 3 yards apart. The server has a ball at his feet.


The key here is the closeness of the keeper to the server. The further away from each other they are, the easier

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Crossing a Moving Ball Quickly

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on quick serves.

Serving the ball from out wide is an important part of the game but it’s not good enough to just be able to serve a stationary ball or a slow moving ball, it’s important to be able to get to it quickly, and get the ball served.  This activity works on that skill

Start with a server near the corner of the D with balls.  An outside player starts out wide even with the 18.  There are 2 gates set up in the 18

The server starts by playing the ball toward the corner.  The wide player must

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